Cincinnati at Houston College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to H&PE Arena to play the Houston Cougars on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2.5 point favorites.
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Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-2. They currently have a point differential of 20.6 as they are averaging 76.5 points per contest while giving up 55.9 per game. Houston has an overall record of 19-5. They are averaging 77.0 points per game and surrendering 65.0, good for a point differential of 12.0.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 13-8 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 8-14 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 11-8 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 7-12 against the over/under this year
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Gary Clark averages 12.8 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Jacob Evans averages 13.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Corey Davis Jr. averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Robert Gray Jr. averages 17.7 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bearcats allow 55.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 9.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 323rd in college basketball. Cincinnati averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 20.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 132nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 110th in D-1. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 280th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 65.0 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 61st in those defensive statistics. They rank 35th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 75th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 189th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. Houston is 96th in Division 1 with 77.0 points per game this year. They are 109th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 45th in the nation. They are 30th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game and 93rd in assists per contest with 15.0. The Cougars are 264th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Bearcats are 1st in the country in defensive rating with 82.6, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 28th. They are 274th in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 157th. As a unit they are 154th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in D-1. Cincinnati is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 1st in the country.
Houston is 274th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in Division 1. The Cougars are 16th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.3, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 47th. They are 229th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 100th. As a unit they are 111th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 181st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston +2.5
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